By Simon Hradecky, created Thursday, May 15, 2019 12:29:33Brazil’s big surf wave, the Bahia Bahia, has been battered and maimed by a strong, powerful wave and waves off the coast of northern Brazil.
The storm left hundreds of people injured and destroyed thousands of homes and businesses, and sent hundreds of cars rolling on the beach.
The Bahia was reported as a Category 4 storm at 7:30am local time (8:30pm GMT) on Sunday, with wind speeds of 150km/h (95mph) and gusts of over 100km/g.
The wave, a 5.6 metre (16ft) high wave, hit at 5:40am (11:40pm GMT), with winds of 80km/hr (50mph).
At the time of writing, more than a thousand people had been rescued and more than 60,000 homes and commercial structures damaged.
The storm, which was the second in the last month, was named after the mythical beast that is believed to inhabit the ocean and attack those who cross it.
The massive wave, which caused major damage to nearby houses and roads, caused widespread damage to roads and highways.
The Bahamas is one of the biggest surf-surf nations in the world, with some of the most popular surf spots in the region.
The Bahia is home to about 30,000 people.